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Washington State guard Faisal Aden (11) drives the baseline for a layup against Stanford forward Josh Huestis (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday in Pullman. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Few spectators braved the elements to watch Washington State host Stanford at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday – just 3,119 of them, to be exact. Faisal Aden showed up, though. The senior guard scored a career-high 33 points – 23 of them during a second-half onslaught that allowed the Cougars to overcome a 13-point deficit – to lead WSU to its first Pac-12 win since Dec. 29, an 81-69 upset over the conference-leading Cardinal. “That’s what we saw when we recruited him,” coach Ken Bone said/SR. More here. And: boxscore here.
If academics determined the Bowl Championship competitors, Oregon and
Auburn would not be playing the championship game this year. They would
be ranked seventeenth and twenty-first in the BCS standings. This is
actually an improvement for Oregon over last year’s Academic BCS, when
the team placed twenty-third. So who would be contending for the
crystal trophy in Glendale, AZ, if the match-up was determined by
academic performance? Stanford and Boise State are the class of the BCS,
according to our rankings of the top 25 college football teams. That’s
impressive, when you consider that both schools are in the top ten
athletically as well — Stanford is ranked fourth, and Boise State comes
in tenth in the BCS standings/Maggie Severns, Higher Education Watch. More here. (AP file photo: Boise State vs. Utah State Dec. 4)
Question: Does it matter to you how well the players on your favorite college team perform academically?